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Potholes have plagued the District and surrounding counties since last month’s snowstorms. But one particularly enormous crater appears to be plaguing two jurisdictions at once: On the 16th Street gateway circle near Silver Spring, motorists entering the District have to swerve to avoid a gaping wound in the pavement. The hole sits just north of the “Welcome to D.C.” sign in the circle, but south of the “Maryland Welcomes You” sign. Neither Maryland nor District officials are sure who owns the crater. “The Maryland-D.C. line cuts the circle offit’s about two-thirds in Maryland and one-third in D.C.,” says District Department of Transportation spokesperson Bill Rice. When asked, though, both governments volunteer to send patch crews. “Whoever can get there first should fill it,” says Maryland State Highway Administration spokesperson Valerie Burnette Edgar.Sarah Godfrey